MICKEY SUMNER on WITH/in, iPhone filmmaking and Trudie Styler – Jennifer Merin interviews

Mickey Sumner’s I’m Listening was shot in response to Maven Screen Media’s WITH/IN short film initiative for Tribeca Film Festival 2021. The directive was simple: Using an iPhone and whatever’s easily at your disposal, shoot a short film dealing with quarantine life in 2020. It’s not as if there wasn’t a surplus of storytelling angles, themes and emotions available, considering how much everyone’s lives changed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JACINTA (TFF2020) – Review by Lois Alter Mark

Like mother, like daughter takes on a whole new significance in Jessica Earnshaw’s extraordinary documentary, Jacinta, a devastating movie about the cycle of addiction and dependency. The film presents a powerful portrait of inherited trauma that’s, ultimately, also a story of love and hope.

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BAD RAP — Tribeca Film Festival Review by Candice Frederick

The film’s title says it all: BAD RAP. Sure, it’s a play on words, but it also highlights a type of music that has long been considered the source of racial, political and social aggravation. Which makes it ripe for exploration in the documentary that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2016. But filmmaker Salima Koroma doesn’t focus on the negative sociopolitical issues persistently discussed in the media (misogyny, cultural appropriation, sexism, etc). Rather, she opens up the conversation to the far less discussed marginalization of Asian-American rappers in an industry dominated by African-American men

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Women On Film – “Pray The Devil Back to Hell” – Jennifer Merin comments

Americans aren’t the only people in the world seeking a change for the better. Read more>>

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